Liquor Limits As People Get Ready To Ring In New Year

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ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – New Year’s Eve is popular time for everyone to get together and drink. But some of your favorite adult drinks might not be in stock if you wait too long to go shopping.

The pandemic has caused more and more people to consume alcohol. The PA Liquor Control Board saw online sale soar by more than 236% and achieved it’s highest net income ever and just over 2.9 billion dollars. They’ve also noticed some spirits are harder to find on the shelves or might not be there at all. With New Year’s Eve around the corner, you might be looking to stock up on your favorite drinks. Shawn Kelly, a spokesperson from PLCB says start shopping now.








“We encourage our customers to get to stores early. If there’s something they want and they’re not finding, ask one of our clerks, they’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. If what you want is unavailable, they’ll be able to point you in a different direction,” explains Kelly.

Supply chain issues have impacted almost every aspect of our lives. This week, those disruptions might impact you at the liquor store.









“There have been production issues, there have been transportation issues. Basically what you see impacting other industries is impacting the liquor industry,” says Kelly.

This has caused the PLCB to put a limit on how many bottles you can buy of your favorite spirit.















“For instance some French champagnes are low because of production issues over in France,” says Kelly.

Grape production in France is low. Supply isn’t meeting demand, and that’s why some of your favorites from overseas might be limited. At PA liquor stores, different champagnes are limited to only two bottles per visit at the liquor store. Other liquors like some Jack Daniels, Hennessey and Don Julio are on the two bottle only list. That’s why Kelly is telling customers, start shopping for your liquors earlier rather than on new years eve.

“If the product is on the list we ask the customers buy up to two bottles of that product each day. You can go to a store if it’s in stock you can buy up two bottles, come back the next day and buy another two come back the next day and buy another two as long as the supply holds out,” explains Kelly.

Here’s a full list of liquors that are on the two bottle only list:

  • 1792 Chocolate Bourbon Ball Cream Liqueur 34 Proof (750 ML)
  • Baker’s Straight Bourbon Small Batch 107 Proof (750 ML)
  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon (750 ML)
  • Blood Oath Bourbon Trilogy 3 Pack Second Edition 99 Proof (2.25 L)
  • Bond & Lillard Straight Bourbon 100 Proof (375 ML)
  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof (1 L)
  • Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon 90 Proof (750 ML)
  • Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon 90 Proof (1.75 L)
  • Colonel E H Taylor Jr Straight Bourbon Small Batch Bottle in Bond 100 Proof (750 ML)
  • Dom Perignon Champagne Brut (750 ML)
  • Don Julio 1942 Tequila Añejo 80 Proof (750 ML)
  • Don Julio Tequila Blanco 80 Proof (750 ML)
  • Eagle Rare Single Barrel Straight Bourbon 10 Year Old (750 ML)
  • Elijah Craig Single Barrel Straight Bourbon 18 Year Old 90 Proof (750 ML)
  • Hennessy Cognac VS 80 Proof (750 ML)
  • Hennessy Cognac VS 80 Proof (1 L)
  • Hennessy Cognac VS 80 Proof (200 ML)
  • Hennessy Cognac VS 80 Proof (375 ML)
  • Hennessy Cognac VS 80 Proof (50 ML)
  • Hennessy Cognac VS 80 Proof (1.75 L)
  • Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 80 Proof (1.75 L)
  • Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial Champagne (750 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial Champagne Rose (750 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne Brut (375 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne Brut (1.5 L)
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne Brut (187 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne Rosé (750 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne Rosé (187 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Champagne (750 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial Champagne Rosé (750 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Champagne Rosé (375 ML)
  • Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Champagne Rosé (187 ML)
  • Patrón Tequila Silver 80 Proof (750 ML)
  • Russell’s Reserve 13 Year Old Straight Bourbon Barrel Proof 114 Proof (750 ML)
  • Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 90 Proof (750 ML)
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Rose (750 ML)
  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut (1.5 L)
  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut (750 ML)
  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut (750 ML)
  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut (375 ML)
  • WB Saffell Straight Bourbon 107 Proof (375 ML)
  • Weller Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 90 Proof (750 ML)

 

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